clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Browns among teams that LB Mychal Kendricks is visiting this week

New, comments

How serious of a push will the Browns make in going after Mychal Kendricks?

NFL: Super Bowl LII-Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

According to Jason Schultz of Yahoo Sports, free agent linebacker Mychal Kendricks has visits lined up with the Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, and Cleveland Browns this week, and is expected to make a decision this week too.

Kendricks, a 2nd round pick in 2012 by the Eagles, has spent his entire career with Philadelphia before being released last week. Kendricks has been a starter for 6 seasons; last year for the Super Bowl Champions, he made 13 starts with 77 tackles, 2 sacks, and 6 passes defended.

Although the Browns have three starting linebackers already, Cleveland could really use a fourth reliable player, and Kendricks would deliver that. According to Pro Football Focus, Kendricks “had the top pass rush productivity rating last year (20.4) among 4-3 OLBs, and the 9th best overall grade among all LBs (86.0).”

Unless the Browns throw a lot of money at Kendricks, though, my bet would be on him choosing the Jon Gruden-led Raiders or the Vikings, where his brother plays.